A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 000521


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-76fher1
Author Dr Roberto Fusco-Femiano
Description Observations of the rich nearby cluster A1367, with known extended intracluster radio emission, are proposed with the XMM instruments. The proximity of A1367, and especially the low cluster gas temperature, make this cluster particularly suitable for detection of nonthermal X-ray emission at softest and hardest X-ray energies of the EPIC detectors. Our simulations indicate that this emission may be measured by XMM with a 30 ksec observation. The scientific output from such detection is quite important: in addition to the direct determi- nation of the mean intracluster magnetic field and relativistic electron density, we will be able to gain important other insight on nonthermal phenomena
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-11-22T05:32:20Z/2001-11-22T14:50:03Z
Version 17.56_20190403_1200
Mission Description The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is ESA's second cornerstone of the Horizon 2000 Science Programme. It carries 3 high throughput X-ray telescopes with an unprecedented effective area, and an optical monitor, the first flown on a X-ray observatory. The large collecting area and ability to make long uninterrupted exposures provide highly sensitive observations.
Since Earth's atmosphere blocks out all X-rays, only a telescope in space can detect and study celestial X-ray sources. The XMM-Newton mission is helping scientists to solve a number of cosmic mysteries, ranging from the enigmatic black holes to the origins of the Universe itself. Observing time on XMM-Newton is being made available to the scientific community, applying for observational periods on a competitive basis.
Creator Contact https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xmm-newton-helpdesk
Date Published 2002-12-14T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2002-12-14T00:00:00Z, 000521, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-76fher1